Reiki (pronounced Ray key) is a Japanese word that means Universal Life Energy. It is the energy that sustains all life. In 1922 a Japanese gentleman by the name of Dr Mikao Usui re-discovered a method of connecting to a healing energy called Reiki. This energy which is primarily used for the well-being of the self can also be transmitted to others.
Reiki energy is transmitted through the hands of the healer, who will then move their hands to different positions on the body. Most of these positions correspond with the Chakra System.
Reiki can help to boost your energy system and is excellent for those suffering a great deal of emotional or mental stress. It can help to remove blockages from ones life and can be focused on any particular problem areas.
Reiki is very versatile, gentle and effective form of healing therapy which can help you to bring balance and harmony back into your life.
During a Reiki session you will be asked to lie on a therapy couch where the therapist will explain what happens during a treatment. You do not have to remove any clothing except for your shoes.
Many people ask what should they feel during a treatment, and the answer is that everyone is different. Some people feel heat, tingling, waves of energy surrounding their body, some see vivid colours, feel warm and nurtured, some even fall asleep. Whatever you feel will be right for you at that time.
At the end of the treatment the therapist will let you know that the session has ended and there will be some time for discussion.
We usually recommend three treatments to give the Reiki time to re-balance your energy system and allow your body to start its healing process.
Each session lasts approximately 1 hour but can go on for longer if required.
We also offer Usui Reiki Training to all levels. Please refer to the Training Courses page.